RMM - Dec-20 - Jennifer Reiner

Installing motion-activated lights and sensors is another way to scare people off your property. Some systems will even alert you when they’re set off. 9. Clean your storm drains and gutters. If these get backed up during a massive storm, the water will have nowhere to go. It will accumulate and saturate the ground, then possibly seep into your basement. A flooded basement left for several days or longer can cause innumerable damage to your home.

8. Invest in a security system. A well-placed set of security cameras in and outside your home can not only catch

10. Don’t wait until the last minute. Many of the tips on this list are things you can do any time of the year to protect your house and prepare if you ever do go out of town for an extended period of time. The last thing you want to worry about when you’re trying to enjoy a holiday away is whether or not your home is safe. Take the time to protect your house now, and you won’t have to worry about it while you’re sipping eggnog and opening presents.

criminals in the act but also deter them from ever stepping foot on your property. There are a wide range of available systems, many of which are affordable and offer payment plans. Just seeing a security sign outside your home is a red flag for would- be thieves.

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